From The Washington Post:
The pink T-shirt featured Batgirl’s to-do list: Dryclean cape. Wash batmobile. Fight crime. Save the world.
A woman browsing Target Australia’s website found the top under girl’s clothing, ages 1 to 7. She posted the link to the company’s Facebook page. “Target, can you explain why you are selling something as offensive as this in your stores currently?” Ninac Ollins asked. “What message are you intending on sending to young girls? I’m insulted that you present a future where our daughters need to complete their ‘home duties’ before they can go out and save the world.”
“Can’t they just play at being superheroes without loading them up with the stereotypes?” another commenter wrote.
By Thursday, Ollin’s query had racked up more than 300 comments. Target Australia promptly removed the shirt. (The company has no relation to America’s Target Corp.)
Not everyone agreed with the decision:
“Do these complainers think that Batman doesn’t also need to clean up before fighting crime? This is only sexism to people who think men don’t do their own cleaning.”
“So y’all let your children go out a play without doing their chores that help you around the house and help them become healthy functioning adults in future right?”
“For goodness sake it’s a blooming T-Shirt. If you don’t like it, don’t buy it, and don’t put it on your child.”
Target Australia responded amid the debate. “Hello everyone, thanks for sharing your feedback with us,” the company wrote. “It absolutely wasn’t our intention to cause any offence with this shirt, so we really appreciate you all getting in touch with us to let us know your thoughts. We’ve taken this …